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International leaders assemble for presidential inauguration

Santo Domingo.- Most of the heads of state and international dignitaries who will attend today’s inauguration of president-elect Danilo Medina and vice president-elect Margarita Cedeño de Fernández have already arrived in the country.

A press release from the organizing committee reports that the presidents of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo; Haiti, Michel Martelly; El Salvador, Mauricio Funes; Panama, Ricardo Martinelli; Suriname, Desiré Delano Bouterse; the Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón; the vice presidents of Taiwan, Wu Den-yi; Cuba, Esteban Lazo Hernández; Peru, Marisol Espinosa Cruz; Costa Rica, Alfio Piva Mesén and the deputy prime minister of Georgia, Eka Tkeshalashvili arrived yesterday.

Archbishop Luigi Bianco from the Holy See is also in the country for the occasion, along with OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, former vice president and current Liberian ambassador to the United Kingdom Dr. Wesley Momo Johnson and the secretary general of the Central American Integration System (SICA) Juan Daniel Alemán.

Other dignitaries include Jaime Vallaure of the United Nations World Food Program, Lilian Reneau-Vernon and Laura Ramírez from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), French Overseas Minister Victorin Luren, and Russian ambassador Vladimir Zaemskiy, who is based in Venezuela.

Source: Domincan Today

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